Sonic Boom has become one of the preeminent late-season festival concerts in the USA and LB returned to Southern Regional Airport in Janesville WI to cover it again this year.
The 2017 lineup included Rise Against, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, Gojira, Falling In Reverse, Thrice, All That Remains, Theory of A Deadman, Beartooth, Steel Panther, Of Mice & Men, Sleeping with Sirens, Starset, Nothing More, Radkey, Bleeker, Fozzy, Greta Van Fleet, Badflower, As Lions, Ded, Through Fire, Bobaflex, Wayland, Versus Me and Breech.
Lou was onstage as host, backstage interviewing artists and in the photo pit. Thanks to the crew at WJJO for bringing him in again this year for the shindig. Thanks also to legendary music photographer Harry Reese for capturing images of LB doing his thing.
Brutus has been an avid photographer for close to two decades and more of his shots are finding their way into the public eye. Shaman’s Harvest and Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick are the latest to be using his pics for official purposes.
Q102 in Springfield MO, which airs hardDriveXL with Lou Brutus every weeknight, recently raised several hundred dollars for wounded police officer Aaron Pearson with photos donated by LB. The pics were of Halestorm, Cheap Trick, and Jackyl. Each was autographed by the band members and plate signed by Lou.
Finally, it appears Brutus will be back for his ninth consecutive season as an onfield Major League Baseball photographer. Look for images beginning Opening Day!
The Lou Brutus holiday card for 2014 has been unveiled.
Once again, the artwork has been created by Lou’s longtime partner in artistic crime Alan MacBain of The Alan MacBain Cartoon Company.
This year the theme is Guardians of the Holiday with Lou and his beloved Darla the Wonder Dog joined by a bevy of rock star friends in a scene from the Guardians of the Galaxy film poster.
Brutus takes the Star Lord postion while Lzzy Hale of Halestorm is Gamora, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch is Drax the Destroyer and Jim Root of Slipknot stands in as Groot. A snarling Darla fires a laser a la Rocket Raccoon.
The cards are only sent out to friends and family of Lou’s. However, a very small amount of them will be made available to fans through LB’s social networks. Keep your eyes on the official Lou Brutus Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Good Luck!
We’re thrilled to announce that a photo of Lzzy Hale by Lou Brutus is being used by Gibson Guitars in advertisements worldwide for Lzzy’s new signature model guitar. You can see it in the ad above.
The picture was taken by LB earlier this year at Throttle Fest in Chicago IL.
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